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Burundi - E. Africa

Gaël Faye | Release date: 5 Jun 2018

‘I was born with this story. It ran in my blood. I belonged to it.’ Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel, life in his comfortable expatriate neighborhood of Bujumbura with his French father, Rwandan mother and little sister Ana, is something close to paradise. These are carefree day...

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This Mournable Body

Zimbabwe - S. Africa

Tsitsi Dangarembga | Release date: 7 Aug 2018

Anxious about her prospects after leaving a stagnant job, Tambudzai finds herself living in a run-down youth hostel in downtown Harare. For reasons that include her grim financial prospects and her age, she moves to a widow’s boarding house and eventually finds work as a biology teacher....

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Freshwater

Nigeria - W. Africa

Akwaeke Emezi | Release date: 13 Feb 2018

Ada begins her life in the south of Nigeria as a troubled baby and a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents, Saul and Saachi, successfully prayed her into existence, but as she grows into a volatile and splintered child, it becomes clear that something went terribly awry. When A...

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Happiness

Sierra Leone - W. Africa

Aminatta Forna | Release date: 5 Apr 2018

Waterloo Bridge, London. Two strangers collide. Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist, and Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes. From this chance encounter in the midst of the rush of a great city, numerous moments of connections span out and interweave, bringing disparate lives ...

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Speak No Evil

Nigeria - W. Africa

Uzodinma Iweala | Release date: 6 Mar 2018

In the long-anticipated novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation, a revelation shared between two privileged teenagers from very different backgrounds sets off a chain of events with devastating consequences. On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by...

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So You Want to Talk About Race

Nigeria - W. Africa

Ijeoma Oluo | Release date: 16 Jan 2018

In this breakout book, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today’s racial landscape–from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement–offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dis...

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How to Win Elections in Africa: Parallels with Donald Trump

Nigeria - W. Africa

Chude Jideonwo, Adebola Williams | Release date: 1 Nov 2017

“It’s essentially about all the things that make elections happen globally and the order in which they matter or don’t matter in Sub Saharan African contexts, as seen through our experience in four national elections in three countries,” – Chude Jideonwo

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Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home

South Africa - S. Africa

Sisonke Msimang | Release date: 2 Oct 2017

In Always Another Country, Sisonke Msimang writes about her exile childhood in Zambia, Kenya and Canada, her college years in the USA, and returning to South Africa in the 1990s. She reflects candidly on present-day South Africa, but this is a book about family, romance and motherhood; of ...

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Orphan Sisters

Nigeria - W. Africa

Lola Jaye | Release date: 21 Sep 2017

Lana and May are a very long way from home. Their Nigerian parents have emigrated to England in search of a better life for their family. Nineteen Fifties London is a great adventure to the girls but not always welcoming. There are signs in windows of lodging houses warning: ‘no blac...

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Sleep Well, Siba and Saba

Uganda - E. Africa

Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, Sandra Van Doorn (Illustrator) | Release date: 1 Oct 2017

Forgetful sisters Siba and Saba are always losing something. Sandals, slippers, sweaters – you name it, they lose it. When the two sisters fall asleep each night, they dream about the things they have lost that day. Until, one night, their dreams begin to reveal something entirely un...

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